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Address: 1228 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna, VA 22182
Phone Number: 703.757.6222
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: A small zoo with zebras, monkeys, reptiles, lamas, birds, petting zoo...
A small zoo with zebras, monkeys, reptiles, lamas, birds, petting zoo, pony rides, wagon rides to see the animals up close, etc.
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Good for the kids

My first impression from the parking lot was that someone decided to turn their backyard into a zoo. Admission is on the high side: $12.95 adults and $9.95 kids 2-12. Staff push... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
stevepilamb
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Fort Belvoir, Virginia
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Vienna, Virginia
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Reston zoo is great to see how your kids like interacting with a petting zoo or even large animals before committing to the trip downtown. The animals are right up close and it is a fun and memorable experience

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Fort Belvoir, Virginia
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74 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My first impression from the parking lot was that someone decided to turn their backyard into a zoo. Admission is on the high side: $12.95 adults and $9.95 kids 2-12. Staff push you to buy animal food packs as you walk in. Because there's several opportunities for close encounters (e.g., ducks, goats, etc), you should buy some. The parakeets in... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This place is great! There is staff everywhere answering questions and showing you animals to pet. You can feed sheep, goats, etc. in the petting barn that has plenty of room and hand washing stations. The highlight for me was walking into the bird enclosure and feed birds that fly to your hand! The prices are very reasonable, When compared... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My husband and I took our 3 kids, ages,6, 3 and 10 months at the Reston zoo last week. Our visit was fun but we thought it was overpriced. We saw cute animals but it wasn't worth the amount that they charge. Why on earth do they feel the need to charge $$$ customers to feed the animals? Shouldn't that... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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147 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you go here expecting to find lions and tigers and bears, you'll be sorely disappointed. It's more of an overpriced petting zoo with a few exotic animals thrown in for good measure. It would probably be great for kids under age 7 who can run around and see animals they wouldn't typically see. We went with a group of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We have been visiting to Reston Zoo for 5 years and my kids always have lots of fun. This is a great petting zoo. Love it, will go back during the summer..

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had been there with family and my son had lot of fun. Feeding animals and birds, piny rides and all was a great new experience.

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Service Reigns review lies solely on his experience of trying to get into Reston Zoo 10 minutes before it closed. Last admission is one hour before closing so visitors can have plenty of time to enjoy the animals and exhibits. SR was abusive to the director, trying to push his way past her to get in. He argued that his... More 

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Washington, DC
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We took our young son who loves animals! He went crazy with all the great attractions! Such a great time. I highly recommend if you cannot get to National Zoo in DC.

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53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I agree with the reviewer who said this is part zoo, part farm. It had unique animals. The driver who took us through on the "hay" ride was very informative and answered our questions. There was an open barn where you could pet the sheep and goats. We enjoyed watching the kid climb in and out of the kangaroos pouch.

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Additional Information about Reston Zoo

Address: 1228 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna, VA 22182
Phone Number: 703.757.6222
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Vienna
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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